Milk Street: Cook What You Have: Make a Meal Out of Almost Anything (A Cookbook)
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Pinto Beans with Bacon and Chipotle
Mexican frijoles charros, or “cowboy beans,” often is made by simmering pinto beans and fresh tomatoes with multiple varieties of pork, including sausage, ham, pork rind, and shoulder or foot. We keep things simple–but make them smoky–by using bacon. We add spiciness and even more smoky notes with chipotle chili in adobo sauce. Serve these hearty, stewy beans with warm tortillas.
Vietnamese Rice Soup with Chicken (Cháo Gà)
This hearty bowl of soupy rice is known as cháo in Vietnam and frequently is eaten for breakfast. Seasoned with modest amounts of garlic, ginger and fish sauce, our version is built from simple, satisfying flavors.
One-Pot Pasta all’Arrabbiata
Pasta all’arrabbiata, from Lazio region of Italy, features a spicy marriage of tomatoes, garlic and pepper flakes (arrabbiata translates as “angry”). This one-pot version cooks the pasta directly in the sauce, so there’s no need to dirty two pots and heat up the kitchen with a gallon of boiling water. We like this made with enough pepper flakes for moderate but not overly assertive heat; adjust the amount to suit your taste.
Oven-Fried Potato and Cheese Tacos Dorados
No need to stand at the stove deep-frying these tacos dorados. They crisp up beautifully in the oven using just a few tablespoons of oil–making them totally doable for weeknight meals. We will flour tortillas with roughly mashed potatoes and cheese; pickled jalapeños and chipotle chilies in adobo lend filling some kick. Finish the tacos with cool, crisp iceberg lettuce and fresh cilantro, then embellish with more garnishes if you like.
Rice and Lentils with Onion Tarka
To create this soul-satisfying dish, we took inspiration from the Indian rice and lentil dish known as kitchari. We finish our version with onion tarka, which features spices that are bloomed in hot oil to release their fragrance and flavor. Tarka typically is made with whole spices; we can call for a cinnamon stick, cloves and cumin seeds, but feel free to mix and match the seasonings depending on what’s in your pantry. Take time to first soak the rice and lentils in salted water, as this helps them to cook up light and separate.
Chinese-Style Vegetable Omelets
These vegetable-packed omelets are inspired by egg foo young, minus the deep-frying and gloppy brown gravy. They’re a great way to use up leftover vegetables. We call for cabbage, onion and bell pepper, but bean sprouts, mushrooms and scallions also are good choices; you’ll need a total of about 4 cups raw vegetables. To boost the protein, stir in some chopped cooked shrimp, pork or chicken. And for a fun twist, make St. Paul sandwiches, which actually come from St. Louis. Slate the Sriracha mayo on white bread, then tuck the omelet, lettuce, tomato and pickles inside.
Publisher : Voracious (October 25, 2022)
Language : English
Hardcover : 352 pages
ISBN-10 : 0316387568
ISBN-13 : 978-0316387569
Item Weight : 2.59 pounds
Dimensions : 7.6 x 1.2 x 9.35 inches